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Sean Penn to Film at U.N.

Wednesday, 04 February 2004 12:00 AM

For decades filmmakers have tried to get the U.N. to say “aye” to a movie shoot at its New York facilities.

Big names have been turned down flat, including legendary director

But the globaloney factory is ready to make an exception. A movie called “The Interpreter,” to be directed by

The go-ahead could have something to do with one of the stars: Kofi Annan’s partner-in-whine

U.N. Undersecretary-General for Public Affairs Shashi Tharoor admitted to Reuters that it was the first time in recent memory that the international lollipop league had allowed Tinseltown’s cameras into their inner sanctum.

The film will co-star Oscar winner

“It is a way of making the United Nations accessible to people who would not ordinarily think of the U.N.,” Tharoor said.

The Left Coast Report observes that, in Penn’s case, it makes the United Nations accessible to people who would not ordinarily think.

Not long ago, we heard

Now she still finds a few things appealing about the U.S., at least when it comes to where she will give birth.

Thanks to friend

According to the U.K.’s Daily Mail, Madonna told Paltrow some health-care horror stories that she’d experienced with her own pregnancy. Madge referred to British hospitals as “old and Victorian.”

As it turns out, Paltrow is coming home to the good old U.S.A. to give birth at her mother’s house.

The Left Coast Report says somebody please tell the Dem candidates before they give us what Gwyneth has running away from.


He made an appearance at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., to preach to the choir of 2,000 or so Bush-loathers.

So far calls to have the tax-exempt status of Fountain Street Church revoked, as has been the case when conservative events have been held at religious facilities, have gone unmade.

“Why aren’t we in charge?” Moore asked the congregation. “We are the majority in this country, not those crazies standing out there on Fountain Street,” referring to group of patriots who were protesting his appearance.

The workaday millionaire wore his trademark costume – blue jeans, sloppy top and tennis shoes.

Moore repeated a line that he had uttered a few weeks back, which ended up putting a ding in the campaign of retired general

“I want to see that debate between the general and the deserter,” Moore barfed.

The Left Coast Report sees this as another example of Moore malicious lefty sermonizing.

In an apparent effort to get younger fans to choose baby death, NARAL is teaming up with punk rockers.

NARAL President Kate Michelman unveiled the musical plan at a Washington nightspot. Members of Pittsburgh’s Anti-Flag, Gainesville’s Against Mel, Philadelphia’s None More Black and Chicago’s Rise Against joined Michelman on stage as a show of solidarity.

Lead singer/guitarist for Anti-Flag and aptly named spokesman for the campaign

Web site PunkVoter.com is also playing a role. The site claims it exists to oppose “the dangerous, deadly and destructive policies of George Bush Jr.”

Green Day, Foo Fighters, NOFX and Bad Religion have dishonorable mentions on Punkvoter.com., too.

On the brighter side, a new Web site to counter leftist punk thinking has sprung up. It’s called ConservativePunk.com.

The site indicates that it “has been created to counteract the multiple liberal punk sites on the web, which are run by only a small number of punk artists who are choosing to make up the minds of thousands of voters.”

The site prides itself on the support of

The Left Coast Report shares a particular piece of punk wisdom from

Russo is the one who brought Led Zeppelin to America. He also produced concerts that featured the Who, Grateful Dead and Rod Stewart, among others. And he piloted the career of “The Divine Miss M” to platinum albums and hit movies. Russo’s peers in Tinseltown have honored him with six Academy Award nominations and two Golden Globe nominations.

In 1998, Russo ran against Republican Kenny Guinn for the GOP gubernatorial nomination in Nevada. He took 25.9 percent of the primary vote in a four-way race.

In 1999, he became a member of the Libertarian Party.

In 2000, he spoke at the Libertarian National Convention.

If Russo gains the Libertarians’ presidential nomination, he says he will tap into his Hollywood connections and use his celebrity prominence to attract media attention.

The Left Coast Report says, as if the Bush people didn’t have enough to worry about, the Libertarian National Convention will be held May 27-31 in Atlanta.

Word has it that Madonna might give a boost to the Conservatives in her U.K. haunt.

The material girl and husband

Another reason could be that Madonna’s father-in-law’s spouse is head of the exclusive Kensington and Chelsea Conservative Association, which sponsors the annual ball that Madonna and Guy might attend.

Interestingly, Madonna acts like a conservative when it comes to firearms. She took up shooting after marrying Ritchie and has even had shooting parties at her estate.

But she might have to put away her guns if she wants to stay in good graces with the mystical Jewish movement. The local Kabbalah people are upset with her.

Ian Broadmore, who runs Kabbalah School at East Sussex, told the London Evening Standard: “Three hundred years ago, it was quite acceptable for people to go out to shoot and hunt for food but there is a world of difference between that and people shooting birds for fun. The birds are part of God’s creation, created by God, and as such, are part of God.”

Madonna’s rep responded, “Apparently there is more than one Kabbalah organization.” Furthermore, “She has not nor has her husband gone shooting for over two years.”

The Left Coast Report questions whether Madonna will eventually join up with a new spiritual leader, Ted Nugent.

Speaking of Kabbalah, thanks to Madonna the ancient mystical faith has become sort of a Hollywood craze. The latest celeb to sing Kabbalah’s praises is

In fact, Demi Moore’s squeeze says that the reason he always wears a hat is because Demi turned him on to the teachings of the Kabbalah, and now he feels that he ought to keep his head covered. Kutcher has a superstitious attitude about his head accessory. “Everything’s going all right for me, so it might be the hat,” he says.

Kabbalah Center, the organization that disseminates the teaching in Hollywood and elsewhere, uses new-age terminology and has a number of unusual items for celebs to use on their spiritual journey, including a mineral water and red strings to ward off the evil eye.

The Left Coast Report hears rumors that Demi was wondering if, to go with the red strings, she could buy a matching leash.

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